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Fjool last won the day on March 19

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  1. In my experience, one is perfectly able to express one's true personal points of view without being called these things. Might it have something to do with the opinions being expressed?
  2. Free speech does not mean "I can say whatever I like, wherever I like, and nobody can stop me". If you come into my house and start making racist or homophobic comments, I will ask you to leave. Same thing with Shetlink. This is a private space and offers no guarantee of "free speech", however you define that. We aim for it as far as possible, but there are many reasons why a comment may require moderation. Some decisions will be better than others (we're only human), but the argument of "free speech" is just not relevant. Any comment may be removed for any reason, without explanation, an
  3. ** Moderator edit - this thread was split from the Vaccination Cards thread ** Agreed. It was reported earlier and after giving a chance for GR to self-moderate, I've removed the post.
  4. Many devices these days are equipped with biometrics or, at the very least, a camera. But never mind all that... you can be identified by your typing and mouse use apparently: > Describing the patterns as “cognitive fingerprints”, the Iowa State team can identify users via their typing rhythms with very high accuracy – false acceptance and rejection rates of just 0.5%, Phys.org reports. https://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/11/20/does-your-mouse-know-its-you-researchers-claim-patterns-can-fingerprint-users-and-lock-out-imposters/
  5. I'm guessing the fuel → electricity efficiency of Gremista is better than moving small quantities of fuel around all over the place and burning it in poorly maintained engines. Perhaps small-scale, local power production and storage is an interesting solution to powercuts. Rather than a huge, centralised system, a more distributed approach might work. It's not without its pitfalls of course, but I think there's potential (ba dum) in this. Even if it's solar panels just for charging your car at home. I don't know. On a related but different note, I thought this was an interesting alte
  6. Never understood why "The Shetlands" is considered so wrong. Yeah, it's a little clumsy, but as a contraction of "The Shetland Islands", it's fine, no? (ducks for cover)
  7. Been pleasantly surprised by Mr Pop's Radio 6 "Iggy Confidential" these last few evenings. Was sceptical at first, but he plays a good variety of decent music. Hearing lots I'd not normally encounter. Worth a listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yblbx/episodes/player
  8. Looks good. I had a notion to put something like this in a while back, but opted for the plug-in style instead, purely because I wasn't certain what was going to need moving. I think these are a seriously good option though. Getting a couple of wifi zones across the house makes a big odds.
  9. He knows fine well. The guy is a partisan hack. https://www.tedcruzforhumanpresident.com/
  10. SSC planning application available here for comments, if anyone is so inclined: https://pa.shetland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QMI5QYOAGFC00&activeTab=summary
  11. Haven't heard anything back, I'm afraid, other than things are happening over on Chess.com as EvilInky says.
  12. Queen's Gambit is great. I really enjoyed it. I don't imagine the chess club is actively meeting given the circumstances, but perhaps they're holding something online? I've asked someone and will post back if I hear.
  13. I disagree. This way is more democratic. You don't have to pay unless you do consider it good value.
  14. It'll be to the main admin email address. Not something I have access too. Anyway, I'll give it a shot and swap the email address over. I know we've had a few problems recently with getting emails to and fro, so maybe this is the problem. I'll swap your email address over.
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